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Accuracy: The Importance of Professional Linguists

We were recently reminded, again, of the importance of having trained, professional translators and interpreters in our global community.  These professionals help people to better understand each other and can help to facilitate the communication of important and even life-saving  information. Hurricane Irma recently hit the State of Florida with strong winds and heavy rains.  […]

CETRA Provides Language Services for Chiefs of Defense Conference

CETRA was recently tasked by the US Pacific Command with providing high-level language services for the annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) conference, which is a prestigious meeting of high-ranking military representatives of the more than 30 major Asia-Pacific countries. This year’s event, which was held in Manila from September 5 – 7, 2016, was hosted […]

Olympic Interpretation: For Some, It’s a Golden Opportunity

The 2016 Olympics in Rio just came to a close with 8,000 volunteer interpreters acting as the “voice of the games.”  They worked in nearly 30 languages for approximately 200 countries during this year’s Olympics, and many will remain for the upcoming Paralympics.  Meanwhile organizers for the 2018 Games in South Korea and 2020 Games […]

Interpret America Summit, Reston, Virginia, June 14-15: Three Points of View

by Tony Guerra, Maria Weir and Monique-Paule Tubb Recently, three members of the Delaware Valley Translators Association (DVTA), including CETRA's Director of Interpretation, Tony Guerra, traveled to Reston, Virginia, to attend the fourth annual Interpret America conference. This year’s theme was “The Cutting Edge: Bringing Interpreting to the Forefront.”  For the past four years, this conference […]